In this edition we cover:

Dates for the Diary

On 13th October, 4pm to 6.30pm. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint debate: "Decumulation of Assets – The Impact of the Economic Downturn" (kindly supported by Age Concern and Help the Aged).

On 10th November, 4pm to 6.30pm. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint “Green Paper” Debate: "The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People ".

We already have more than 100 people signed up for the event on 13th October and are expecting demand to be high for both events. If you want to register to attend either event then email

New ILC-UK Publications

The ILC-UK have recently published a number of new publications on our website including:

Recent Progress & Innovation in Dementia, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care: Report of an expert roundtable discussion and dinner on 'Recent Progress & Innovation in Dementia, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care'.

Pension Reform and Personal Accounts after the Credit Crunch: Report of a debate exploring the future of personal accounts and pension reform after the credit crunch.

Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy: Report on the ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession joint-conference, “Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy”.

National Care Fund Working Groups Report: Sets out the findings of two working groups convened by the ILC-UK to explore the ‘National Care Fund’ model.

ILC-UK on Twitter

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New ILC Blog Posts

We have published a number of new posts to the ILC Blog:

Changing Travel Habits of Older People:

Younger People and Pensions:

Flooding and Older People:

A Glance at the Scottish Population in 2008:

Green Paper on Social Care and Ageing Strategy:

Dementia Summit

The Ministerial Dementia Research Summit was held on 21st July. The Department of Health and the Medical Research Council hosted the conference at the Royal Society in London. Our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, co-chaired the event alongside Professor Chris Kennard, Chair of the Medical Research Council. Over 135 leading academics, carers, medical experts, representatives from charities, industry, public bodies and voluntary organisations assembled to discuss and debate the challenges, opportunities and solutions for dementia research in the UK.

The ILC-UK, following on from the success of the expert roundtable discussion and dinner on dementia in the House of Lords in June supported by Pfizer, has been commissioned to write the report from the Summit.


Innovating for Ageing: Just and ILC-UK launch new initiative to develop creative solutions for tackling vulnerability in later life

ILC-UK are inviting interested parties to offer a bid to help us update the ILC-UK website.

In May this year, ILC-UK conducted a study mission to Japan supported by our sister organisation, ILC-Japan, and funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Two complementary research reports published today by ILC-UK have both found that physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on employment trajectories in later life.

A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), ‘Public health in Europe during the austerity years’, has identified early warning signs that austerity will affect health outcomes for decades to come.

Innovative new programme revealed at ILC-UK’s flagship “Future of Ageing” conference London